Park Slope residents, your neighborhood just got a whole lot more beery. A few weeks ago, in the southern end of Park Slope, right next door to the lovely Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn native Ted Mann opened up his 13,000-square-foot, indoor- outdoor-drinking mega-spot, Greenwood Park.
Mann already has in hand in about nine other bars and restaurants across the borough, including No Name Bar, which may be familiar to Greenpoint apartment residents; Lone Wolf, a favorite of Bushwick apartment residents; and Cubana Social, where Williamsburg residents go out to eat and drink, Havana style. But with Greenwood Park, he just may have created his beer-and-burger masterpiece.
Park Slope’s Greenwood Park is a monster space, and there’s lots to do here. For instance: beer. Greenwood Park has 40 different draughts on the menu, from Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold to Goose Island Summertime to Gaffel Kolsh, and you can get them all by the glass or the pitcher.
Drink inside at the long communal tables inside the airy, open-fronted bar, and watch the game or whatever (no surprise, the place was packed and fun and loud when I went for the Euro Cup Finals); or drink outside (yay!) at one of the many umbrella-ed tables in the huge patio area.
The place used to be automotive repair shop, and lots of the original signage is still in place, and the outer wall of Greenwood Park Beer Garden is constructed of wooden pallets stacked up to different heights, AND there’s an outdoor bar housed within a shipping container, so there’s definitely a retro-cool/post-industrial feel to the proceedings. There are great daytime beer specials, too, including $3 drafts from noon until 7:00.
Need more than beer to get you here? Greenwood Park also has a short-but-sweet-and-cheap menu, with a solid burger-and-fries combo, as well as three types of wings (Bourbon BBQ, Honey Sriracha, and Spicy Buffalo), a Sausage-and-Peppers sandwich, and a refreshing salty/sweet Watermelon and Feta salad, among other things.
And if you’re feeling sporty, there are three bocce lanes at Greenwood Park, a fun, laid-back game that fits nicely with the whole fun, laid-back vibe. Note: Park Slope is an extremely family-friendly neighborhood, and Greenwood Park is no exception.
Greenwood Park is located on 7th Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets–about a half mile from the F train, if you’re coming from elsewhere, and you should, because it’s the kind of place you spend all spring/summer/fall wishing you had had in YOUR neighborhood. It’s open from 12:00 noon until 4:00 a.m. every day. The Greenwood Park website isn’t ready yet, but their Facebook page gives you directions. IMPORTANT: Cash only.